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Coerver Kid goes full time in Championship side’s Academy

Coerver® Coaching West Midlands are proud to announce that Performance Academy member, Vinnie Dwyer, has been invited into Wolverhampton Wanderers FC’s Academy on a full time basis.

Commencing in the 2016-17 season, Vinnie will play for Wolves’ Under 14 team and reside at the Wolves Academy & Arena. As part of the move, Vinne will attend the Royal School of Wolverhampton in order to continue his scholastic pursuits.
In addition, Vinnie will also be a part of the Wales national team set up at Under 15.

Coerver® Head of Sports Science, Luke Cheyne, has worked closely with Vinnie over the last three years in the Coerver® Coaching West Midlands Performance Academy.
“It comes as no surprise that Wolves have made the decision to make Vinnie a full-time academy player” said Luke. “Over the last three years Vinnie has shown not only a vast improvement in his technical and tactical base, he has shown the hunger to play at the highest level possible and has driven his own development pathway in the attempt to reach his goal.”
“Vinnie has developed into the model Coerver® player – he is technically balanced and has the ability to play in a range of positions. We wish Vinnie the very best of luck in the next stage of his football career.

Of his time in the Coerver® Performance Academy, Vinnie said “Coerver® has played a huge part in moulding me into where I am today as a footballer. I have always enjoyed the training and feel that I take away something new from every session that helps to improve my game.”
“Coerver® has not only helped to develop me technically but I have always played with players that are older and bigger than I am – this has helped me to deal with physicality in the game as well as helping me to mature as well.”
“The staff at Coerver® have always been supportive of me – both and off the pitch. Without Coerver®, I do not think I’d be where I am today.”

The Performance Academy is a Technical development programme for youth soccer players. Coerver® Coaching Performance Academies operate at multiple locations across the Midlands with the aim of maximizing each player’s development.

Visit www.coerver.co.uk/westmidlands for information on our West Midlands Performance Academy programme.
Visit www.coerver.co.uk/eastmidlands for information on our East Midlands Performance Academy programme.

 






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Coerver Coach Education for Chinese coaches at Premier League Club

Monday 22nd August 2016 saw Coerver® Coaching England and Wales staff invited by Premier League Club, Stoke City FC, to deliver a day of coach education for 60 international coaches, all with a varied level of football experience from China.

A new initiative, devised by the Chinese government, has given 180 of their coaches the opportunity to spend three months at universities across the UK in order to gain more knowledge of football coaching in England.

Loughborough University, Bournemouth University & Staffordshire University, who have collaborated with Stoke City FC, have hosted the coaches during their time in England which will come to an end in mid-September 2016.

Attendees were guided through a classroom-based theory session and two practical sessions in the academy dome by Coerver® England and Wales Director, Scott Wright. The sessions provided the group with an overview of the evolution of the Coerver® Coaching programme over the last 32 years, both on and off the pitch.

“We are excited to have an opportunity to share knowledge and skills with a group of coaches from the other side of the globe that, under normal circumstances, we may never have interacted with,” said Scott. “Today we have given a group of Chinese coaches from all levels of the game an insight into what Coerver® Coaching is and hopefully a new perspective on how to develop the next generation of young players in their country.”

“The Chinese Super league is getting a lot of attention in the media and it is certainly one of the emerging leagues in world football with a lot of resources being put in to accelerate its growth and development and I’m sure the coaches in attendance will go back and contribute to this process”.

“Delivering coach education is something that we have worked on very closely with Stoke City FC who have been a Coerver® Partner club for the last 5 years. This is a fantastic new initiative and we are extremely honored to have been invited to deliver today by the club”.

To find out more information on the Coerver® Coach Education courses, visit

www.coerver.co.uk/coerverintro
www.coerver.co.uk/youthdiploma
www.coerver.co.uk/youthdiploma2






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2016 Youth Diploma courses conclude at Manchester City’s Eithad campus

For the final time in 2016, Coerver® Coaching England & Wales delivered the Youth Diploma 1 course – this time from the world class Eithad Campus, the home of Manchester City FC. In excess of 100 attendees made the journey to Manchester with the course seeing both UK and European based coaches in attendance.

Over the course of the weekend, attendees were guided through 4 practical on-pitch sessions and 4 classroom based lectures, with all course content progressively linked to the course theme which centers around Planning & Delivering More Effective Coaching Sessions.

The Youth Diploma 1 course was led by Coerver® England and Wales Director Scott Wright, who said “This was a really special course for us with an incredible environment at the Etihad campus and we are really grateful to Manchester City for hosting us over the weekend”.

“This is one of the biggest Youth Diploma courses we have delivered to date and I don’t think that you will find another course with coaches of such a wide range of backgrounds, from grassroots to professional level, all coming together under one roof to both gain & share knowledge.”

“Our Coach Education courses have been a huge success so far in 2016 and as we move forward, we will continue to refine and develop our Coerver® Coach Education pathway which we feel can have a big impact on coach and ultimately player development in this country”.

Course attendee Grant Hinchliffe of Ramsbottom United Juniors said “I attended Youth Diploma 1 at MCFC at the weekend and I was very impressed with how the course was delivered. Scott and his coaches were extremely clear in their delivery and always on hand to take any questions.”
“Session planning is difficult for coaches with limited time. This course really breaks down how to session plan – I definitely left the course invigorated with lots of ideas for the weeks and months ahead implementing these ideas.”

Paul Kelly, Disability Football Manager for Manchester City said “All Manchester City academy staff in attendance this weekend are here in order to further ourselves as coaches. I was surprised and impressed at the open door approach to the course – there is a huge amount of information passed across by Scott in such a small period of time. The most valuable thing that I will take away from the weekend is the importance of 1v1 in attack and how to set up and adjust sessions on this topic to provide the best learning environment for young players.”

Coerver® Coach Education Pathway courses will return later in 2016 with two Intro Courses, information will be released in August.

For further information on the Youth Diploma 1 course visit www.coerver.co.uk/youthdiploma

For further information on the Coerver® Intro course, visit www.coerver.co.uk/coerverintro






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Coerver West Midlands Performance Academy player accepted into Aston Villa academy

It is with great pleasure that Coerver® Coaching West Midlands announce another Performance Academy player has been accepted into a professional academy.

Keyl Shafi (pictured below) joined the Performance Academy program at Archbishop Ilsley in February 2015 and has been guided through the Coerver® syllabus by senior Performance Academy coach, Nikki Webb.

“Keyl is a top young prospect who I have thoroughly enjoyed working with during his time at our Performance Academy” said Nikki. “To see such a young player who continually works so hard to improve himself as a player – including time away from the Performance Academy – is refreshing to see.”

“He has moved along his development pathway during his time with us at an exceptional rate. In terms of precision in technical execution of football skills, Keyl is up there as one of the very best within his age group in our West Midlands programme.”

“Like most young players Keyl loves being on the ball but unlike most players of his age, he makes excellent decisions in terms of when to go alone in 1v1 or to combine with a team mate – it comes as no surprise to me that Aston Villa have taken him into their academy.”

Keyl’s father, Nick Shafi, said “Keyl joined the Performance Academy in February 2015 and has loved his time in the programme. He relishes the challenging modules that Coerver® provides and has consistently improved under the coaching.”

“The Coerver® environment is one that he enjoys to be a part of – Keyl loves to be involved in group discussions and tasks and we have been pleased to watch him develop his football skills as well as his social skills.”

“Keyl has also grown a following on his YouTube channel – we originally started the channel to share videos of Keyl to family and friends but the audience kept growing. He has even received a shout-out from the F2 Freestylers!”.

To see more videos of Keyl, visit: – https://www.youtube.com/c/keylshafifootballskillschannel/featured

The Performance Academy is a Technical development programme for youth soccer players that is brought to you by Coerver® Coaching, “The world’s number 1 soccer skills teaching method”, and our international partner adidas®.

The programme, for Boys & Girls 7-17 years old, offers an un-rivalled level of support, both on and off the training field.

To find out more about the Performance Academy programme, or to book a free trial visit www.coerver.co.uk/performanceacademy

For more information regarding the West Midlands programme, contact westmidlands@coerver.co.uk.

For more information regarding the East Midlands programme, contact eastmidlands@coerver.co.uk

For more information regarding the West London programme, contact westlondon@coerver.co.uk






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Coerver Kid captains Wales youth team

We are pleased to announce that Coerver® Coaching West Midlands Performance Academy player, Vinnie Dwyer, was made captain of the Wales North Regional U14 team in a game against Wales South Regional U14 in June 2016.

Vinnie was first introduced into the Wales youth setup after being invited to attend a number of regional camps. Following a string of positive performances during the camps, Vinnie was invited to represent the North Regional team during the 2015-16 season competitive game calendar.

The closing months of the 2015-16 season saw Vinnie’s stock rise in the Regional program as he was invited to represent the South Regional team for competitive games and finally, captaining the North regional team at Under 14.

Vinnie has been a part of the Coerver® Performance Academy program since 2013 and has shown a burning desire to improve as a footballer from day 1. Coventry Performance Academy Manager, Luke Cheyne, has worked closely with Vinnie throughout his time with Coerver® and said “Vinnie is the perfect example of how the Coerver® Coaching Method coupled with a player full of drive and determination produces a technically balanced, exciting young footballer. During his time with us, Vinnie has consistently attended two Performance Academy sessions per week in addition to his training and game schedule with Wolverhampton’s academy. Vinnie’s application in training sessions – the ability to listen and then apply the technical detail, is second to none.”

“Vinnie now not only has an excellent technical base – using both feet, but he also has a great understanding of the game and a range of tools that he can utilize in the various situations. This makes him an exciting prospect and the kind of player every coach should dream to have at their disposal.”

Vinnie’s father, Conor, first brought his son to Coerver® on the recommendation of a friend. “The Coerver® Coaching program has been nothing but a positive influence on Vinnie’s development. Coerver® has not only helped him to develop his skills on the pitch, it has provided Vinnie with great support off the pitch as well.”

“The phone calls and discussions with Luke and the members of the Coerver® staff during difficult times have helped Vinnie to deal with adversity and grow and mature into the young player that he is now. I cannot recommend Coerver® highly enough.”

The Performance Academy is a Technical development programme for youth soccer players that is brought to you by Coerver® Coaching, “The world’s number 1 soccer skills teaching method”, and our international partner adidas®.

The programme, for Boys & Girls 7-17 years old, offers an un-rivalled level of support, both on and off the training field.

To find out more about the Performance Academy programme, or to book a free trial visit www.coerver.co.uk/performanceacademy

For more information regarding the West Midlands programme, contact westmidlands@coerver.co.uk.

For more information regarding the East Midlands programme, contact eastmidlands@coerver.co.uk

For more information regarding the West London programme, contact westlondon@coerver.co.uk






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Robin Hood Athletic become an official Coerver Partner Club

Coerver® Coaching England & Wales are delighted to announce that Robin Hood Athletic JFC – who are based in Leeds – are the latest organisation to become an official Coerver® Partner Club in an agreement that commences at the start of the 2016/17 season.

Coerver® Coaching, which is widely regarded as the World’s leading youth development programme, will work closely with Robin Hood Athletic JFC to devise a support programme which will provide cutting edge development of players, education of parents and continual professional development of coaches that are associated with the club.

Coerver® England & Wales Director, Scott Wright, said “We are delighted to welcome Robin Hood Athletic JFC to the Coerver® family as a Partner Club. They are the first club in the North of England to achieve this status and now have an incredible opportunity to make a huge difference to youth football in the Leeds area.”

“We have taken 3 years to refine the Partner Club programme and the 2016/17 season will see us roll it out in full. We are extremely excited at the prospect of developing a close working relationship with all of the Partner Clubs, including Robin Hood Athletic JFC, and helping to enhance the learning and development of all club members.”

Robin Hood Athletic JFC Chairman, Ian Walker, said “On behalf of everyone at Robin Hood Athletic JFC, I would like to thank Scott and the Coerver® England & Wales team for the opportunity to join a programme that we have become so passionate about. As a result of this partnership, we feel 100% confident that all of our junior players will receive the absolute best football coaching and education programme available.”

“Our grassroots parent coaches who work tirelessly for our club also stand to reap the benefits. They now have the opportunity to be a part of the Coerver® National Staff Training program and share knowledge and skills every 6 weeks in addition to having continual support from Coerver® HQ staff – all of this will help our coaches to create and deliver the quality of training sessions that they have always aspired to.”

“We look forward to representing the brand with pride and integrity while forging a long standing relationship with Coerver® Coaching.”

Robin Hood will now join Barclays Premier League™ club Stoke City FC, Scottish Giants Rangers FC and newly crowned Portuguese champions, Benfica SL, as Coerver® Partner Clubs.

The Coerver® Partner Club programme is endorsed by FIFA World Cup Champion & former Liverpool FC manager Gerard Houllier – “The Coerver Coaching program, in my opinion, is the leading youth skills, development program in the world. Alfred Galustian and Charlie Cooke are real leaders in technical training, and their concentration on the creative side of the game is so beneficial. I strongly recommend Coerver Coaching’s Partner Club Programme to any progressive football club”.

For more information on the Coerver® Partner Club programme, click here: www.coerver.co.uk/partnerclub

To read about Spartak 78 YSC becoming a Coerver® Partner Club, click here http://www.coerver.co.uk/blog/2016/02/23/spartak-78-ysc-psg-fc-to-become-coerver-partner-clubs/






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2016 Youth Diploma 1 courses kick off in Birmingham

The first Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma course of 2016 in England was successfully delivered over the  weekend of Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June 2016.

Attendees with a wide range of coaching backgrounds were expertly guided through the 2-day course by Coerver® Coaching England & Wales Director, Scott Wright, at the fantastic facilities at Studley FC who are based in the south of Birmingham.

The Coerver® Coaching Youth Diploma 1 course is designed to give attendees, whether a professional academy coach, junior coach, teacher or parent, a greater understanding of how to plan & deliver more effective coaching sessions.

The course format provided a mixture of four theory and four practical sessions delivered by Scott with attendees also being given the opportunity to observe Coerver® Coaching West Midlands Performance Academy manager, Luke Cheyne,  working with a group of U11 players from the regional Performance Academy programme.

Coerver® England & Wales Director, Scott Wright said “We are extremely pleased with how our first Youth Diploma 1 course of 2016 has gone in Birmingham and we have received tremendous feedback from all in attendance”.

“The course has been a huge success during the last six years with coaches from all levels of the game in attendance not only from the UK but also from abroad”.

“We are really looking forward to this weekend’s course at Millwall FC in London before we head up to Manchester City’s Etihad Campus for our final course of the summer in mid-July which will be one of the biggest we have delivered to date”.

For more information on the Coerver® Youth Diploma 1 courses in London (2nd & 3rd July) and Manchester (16th & 17th July) please visit: www.coerver.co.uk/youthdiploma

Book now in order to take advantage of our Buy 5 offer (when make a group booking of 5 places, we will give you the sixth place for free).






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Coerver England & Wales Director works with Arsenal FC Star

Coerver® Coaching England & Wales Director, Scott Wright, recently spent the day filming a football training video series for the World’s leading football publication FourFourTwo magazine with Arsenal FC’s young rising star, Dan Crowley.

The training content that was filmed is aimed at individual players perfecting their technique in the build up to the new season and will be released on the magazine’s Performance website throughout the months of July and August 2016.

“I always really enjoy working with FourFourTwo Performance and it was great to have the opportunity to put Dan, who is one of the country’s top young players, through his paces on this new project” said Scott.

“For me personally it’s fantastic to see how Dan has developed over the years having first seeing him play when he was an under 9 for Aston Villa.  Seeing him now training with the Arsenal first team on a regular basis at 18 years old shows how much he has come on and that is testament to the hard work and dedication he has put in”.

“I look forward to seeing Dan push on towards first team football over the next few years and feel Coerver can play a big part in his continual development during this period with the individual technical training that we provide”.

“I’m sure that this new series we have filmed with FourFourTwo Performance and Dan will be really popular and will no doubt help players at all levels of the game get match ready in the build up to the new season”.

To view photographs from the FourFourTwo filming day with Dan Crowley,
click here: http://tiny.cc/kkdfcy

To check out the FourFourTwo Performance website,
visit: http://www.fourfourtwo.com/performance






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Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma 2 Course A Huge Success

The weekend of Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd May 2016 saw 70 coaches – UK and internationally based – participating in the first delivery of the Coerver® Coaching Youth Diploma 2 course in 2016.

Attendees with coaching backgrounds ranging from grassroots to professional level were expertly guided through the two day course by Coerver® Coaching co-founder Alf Galustian and was hosted by Millwall FC at the New Den stadium.

The Coerver® Coaching Youth Diploma 2 expands on the knowledge obtained during the Youth Diploma 1 – the course emphasizes on how to develop a team style through individual and small group skills, both in and out of possession.

The course format provided a mixture of four theory and practical sessions. Practical sessions saw England & Wales Director Scott Wright working with the Millwall FC U13 academy boys on the stadium pitch and Alf Galustian delivering to the Millwall FC U15 girls COE players in addition to sessions where the course attendees participated in as players.

Course attendees were also treated to a fascinating presentation from Dr Peter Bain, Consultant in Clinical Neurology at Imperial College London, which delved into how the Brain works and the link to the development of Confidence & Creativity in Sport.

Coerver® England & Wales Director, Scott Wright said “Our Youth Diploma 2 course is the third part of our new coach education pathway and is underpinned by our Youth Diploma 1 and Intro Courses respectively.”

“The concept of the course is about the development of a team style, not in a tactical or formation sense but a technical and mindset sense with the proviso that you can only play a certain way within the team structure if you have players that possess certain individual and small group technical skills as well as the correct mindset.”

“We are really happy with how the course went and any opportunity to work closely with Alf Galustian – not only for members of the public but our own coaching staff, is always extremely valuable given the unique experience that he has in the game”.

“Having Dr Peter Bain with us also provided real expert insight into the theory & practical that we work on through our three pathway courses. For our organization to have someone of Peter’s expertise helping to collate and implement the latest neuro-science research into our coaching programme helps us take things to the next level.”

“Special thanks has to go to Millwall FC for hosting the course – their staff and facilities were exceptional. The two outstanding teams from the club’s elite development program on both the boys and girls sides were a real credit to the club and having the opportunity to deliver a session on the the stadium pitch was the icing on the cake.”

“We are putting a lot of time and resources into our coach education pathway and we are committed to travelling across England & Wales during the 2016-17 season so our courses will be more accessible than ever.”

In order to attend Youth Diploma 2, applicants must have completed the Coerver® Coaching Youth Diploma 1 course.

There are a number of Youth Diploma 1 courses running in 2016 – for information on dates, locations and how to apply please visit:

www.coerver.co.uk/youthdiploma

Book now in order to take advantage of our Buy 5 offer (when make a group booking of 5 places, we will give you the sixth place for free).

For further information regarding the 2016 Coerver® Coaching UK Youth Diploma 1 Courses, email youthdiploma@coerver.co.uk






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Robin Hood Athletic JFC Host latest Coerver ‘Play Like The Stars” Roaadshow

On April 30th 2016, Coerver® England & Wales staff paid a visit to Robin Hood Athletic JFC and delivered the second Play Like the Stars roadshow of 2016 to their players and guests from local clubs.

Despite the mixed weather conditions in the build up to and during the event, players from the Yorkshire clubs were in full attendance armed with their boots and a smile.

“From a personal point of view I absolutely love Coerver® Coaching” said Ian Walker, Club Official of Robin Hood Athletic JFC. “From a club perspective, all aspects of the day were executed with precision by Coerver® and their staff. I was especially impressed with their staff’s ability to work with our youngest players with expertise.
I am fortunate that I am surrounded by people at the club who are genuinely football orientated and prioritise the development of our players – it was a huge bonus when Coerver® arrived and delivered sessions using coaching methods and styles that were in line with our club’s philosophy.”

Luke Cheyne is the Head of Sport Science at Coerver® England & Wales and worked with players aged 9-11 and 14-16 in two sessions during the day. “In 2016, we will continue to use the Play Like the Stars Roadshow to showcase the world’s greatest individual players and teams and then utilize them as teaching models in the technical sessions that we deliver” said Luke. “Each Roadshow includes theory presentations using the latest video analysis and statistics – practical sessions are delivered using the latest Coerver® Coaching methods and football training equipment. We feel that it is vital to illustrate to young players that the skills we teach them are also used by the very best players in the world and we hope to inspire them to master the technical detail themselves.

I was extremely pleased that despite the adverse weather conditions, all of the players gave nothing less than 100% effort all day and were a pleasure to work with. Working with Robin Hood Athletic JFC has been a hugely positive experience and we look forward to forming an excellent relationship with this club over the coming years.”

Coerver® Coaching Eng & Wales Operations Manager, Nikki Webb, also delivered sessions at the Roadshow and worked with a range of players between 7 and 14 years old. “This was a fantastic opportunity for us to engage with a variety of players throughout the Junior tiers of Robin Hood Athletic JFC. We hope that the visual aids provided by the Roadshow and the detail provided during the technical sessions will be another useful tool in the long term development of the players that we worked with on the day.”

For more information upon how to bring the Coerver Coaching Play Like the Stars Roadshow to your club or school, please visit www.coerver.co.uk/roadshow or email roadshow@coerver.co.uk






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